Funeral expenses can be distressing when not you’re not prepared for it. Families that experience a loss will be facing the devastating effects today, tomorrow and for weeks to come. Starting a fundraiser can aid in shrinking the financial burdens associated with high funeral costs nowadays.
As reported by the National Funeral Directors Association in 2012, the average cost for a traditional funeral reached $7,045, and to add a vault, which is common for most cemeteries, will cost you an average of $1,000 more.
Death is a tragic event that affects families in a multitude of ways; financial stress does not need to be a part of the equation.
Raise Funds to Memorialize Your Loved One
Planning a funeral is not an easy task, and unfortunately, it comes with a high price tag. From a basic service fee of a funeral home to embalming, transportation, a casket and a burial plot, traditional funerals can get expensive quick. Crowdfunding can help with funeral costs, and it also gives a family the chance to memorialize their loved one in a meaningful way. Each campaign paints the unique story of an individual’s life from the perspective of the people closest to them. Friends, family and neighbors will feel compelled to contribute for the ways the deceased had touched their own lives.
Crowdfunding Is a Resource for Support
Although there are a variety of ways someone can help a family in mourning, such as delivering a home-cooked meal, buying gas gift cards, sending positive vibes or even offering a hug, crowdfunding has become a useful resource in contributing toward funeral arrangements as well as supporting the family with other unexpected bills as a result of the death of their loved one. Through the financial support of online fundraising, the family can focus on celebrating the life of their loved one. It’s also reassuring for them to know that their family, friends and neighbors are compassionate people who are there for them in their time of need.